B.S., Nursing

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University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN)

As you know, RNs with a bachelor’s degree in nursing are becoming the new standard in healthcare. The fully online post-licensure RN to BSN program allows you to earn an esteemed nursing degree from UCF while continuing to work.

It’s convenient, offering flexible degree plans for full or part-time enrollment, and now more affordable with reduced tuition costs through fee waivers for some campus-based amenities. Through a simplified application process, students are able to apply to the RN to BSN program 3 times per year.

The best part? You’re still receiving the same high-quality education from UCF’s nationally renowned faculty. As well, RNs can complete their degree in one year, full-time.

UCF’S online BSN programs provide a strong foundation for advancement into leadership positions and graduate studies within the nursing field. UCF Online offers an RN to BSN program for registered nurses, as well as a Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN program for students who are enrolled in an articulated A.S. in Nursing program at a Florida College System institution.

RN to BSN Program

The post-licensure RN to BSN degree completion program is designed for registered nurses. The College of Nursing will validate previous coursework and will award up to 29 credits for prior learning.

Students will be able to get a head start on a nursing graduate degree by substituting up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework at UCF that would later transfer toward an MSN degree.

Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN Program

The Florida College System Concurrent ASN to BSN degree completion program is designed for students who have completed at least one semester in a statewide articulated A.S. in Nursing from a Florida College System institution.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Physician's Office Nurse
  • Hospital or Surgical Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Health Educator 
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admissions Application Deadlines

Fall - July 1

Spring – November 1

Summer – March 1

Admission to the University must be completed by the program application deadline. In addition to regular UCF admission requirements, these must also be met:

RN-BSN

  • All applicants must have graduated from an approved or accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program.
  • All applicants must have current Licensure as an RN for the RN to BSN program.
  • All applicants must have completed the UCF General Education Program (GEP) requirements or completed an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution or have no more than a total of 9 credit hours remaining to meet UCF General Education and/or Foreign Language graduation requirements.
  • At least seven (7) of the eight (8) Common Program Prerequisites must be completed by the program application deadline with at least a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course.
  • All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.8.
  • All 8 prerequisite courses must be completed before program begin

FLORIDA COLLEGE SYSTEM CONCURRENT ASN TO BSN

  • Submit a separate Nursing application during stated application windows.
  • All applicants must have completed at least one semester of an articulated ASN degree program from a Florida College System institution.
  • All applicants must have completed the UCF General Education Program (GEP) requirements or completed an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution or have no more than a total of 9 credit hours remaining to meet UCF General Education and/or Foreign Language graduation requirements.
  • All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • All 8 prerequisite courses must be completed by application deadline.

Curriculum

  • NUR 3805 Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3065 Health Assessment
  • NUR 3065L Health Assessment Lab
  • NUR 3125 Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
  • NUR 3165 Nursing Research
  • NUR 3616 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • NUR 4837 Health Care Issues, Policy, and Economics
  • NUR 4604L Practicum in Community and Public Health Nursing for RNs
  • NUR 4828 Nursing Leadership, Management and Role Transition
  • NUR 4637 Public and Community Health Nursing
  • Elective

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